Amongst Reformed minded Christians, one of our besetting sins is that of making our faith into a merely set of logical propositions. While in other ranks of evangelical Christians, the faith is turned into a series of emotional therapy sessions.
But the Lord’s Supper rebukes both sorts of sins. You are confronted with a covenantal sign which you must eat and drink. You take this meal, and your hands feel the rough crust of bread, and the cool of the cup, your tongue tastes the sweet potency of wine and the savor of sourdough. The tangibility is inescapable here. But lest we drift into just “feel good-eology” we’re simultaneously confronted with the Word: this do in remembrance of Me.
Our mind is to be sparked by the sensations of bread & wine to reflect upon the covenant claims which our Lord Jesus made. He said this bread is His body, this wine His blood. Which forces us to meditate upon the grand doctrines of Christ’s incarnation, man’s fall into sin from his place of glory in Eden, and our Lord’s redemptive work upon Calvary to save us.
The doctrines we confess aren’t Stoical sayings. They are deep wells of eternal truth. Remember, these doctrines are revealed to mankind; not to assist us in escaping the prison of creation, but that we might be raised into the glory of creation redeemed. As Moses once declared, “those things which are revealed belong unto us & to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
Upon this table are the tokens that God has redeemed His Creation. So your mind meditates upon this bright truths, while your mouth tastes the goodness of God’s redemption work, and your heart is filled with joy that all of this is yours because Christ has won you.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ